Bhutan:Technical Assistance Report-SARTTAC Report on National Accounts Statistics Mission

Publication Date:

March 23, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Technical Assistance Report discusses the findings and recommendations made the IMF mission to assist the Bhutanese authorities in improving estimates of annual GDP, and in developing methods for compiling quarterly GDP estimates. The mission found that the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) is engaged in a range of projects to improve Bhutan’s national accounts statistics. Updated annual GDP statistics signal an improvement in data quality, which should enhance policymakers’ ability to formulate and operationalize evidence-based decisions. Significant improvements to Bhutan’s national accounts statistics can be achieved using a three-step process. The NSB should also keep in mind the need to incorporate methodological and conceptual/definitional revisions during the benchmarking and rebasing process.

Series:

Country Report No. 2018/079

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 23, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484347256/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BTNEA2018001

Pages:

23

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